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Addressing Health Misinformation at the Scale of the Internet

Posted by on March 10th, 2021 0 comments

The world now has more internet users than people with access to essential health services such as primary care, dental care, or surgery. Exacerbated through the COVID-19 pandemic, populations around the world experience limited availability of in-person health providers or services for certain health conditions, and as a result, the internet plays a crucial role… Read More »

Posted in: Continuing Education, Health Literacy, Public Health



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Call for Proposals: NNLM COVID-19 Infodemic Symposium

Posted by on February 3rd, 2021 0 comments

The┬áNetwork of the National Library of Medicine┬áinvites proposals for a virtual symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8th-9th, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Outreach, Public Health



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Upcoming Webinar on Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

Posted by on May 21st, 2020 0 comments

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Time: 2 PM ET/1 PM CT Description: This one-hour webinar will provide a basic introduction to foreign-born populations. The presentation will start with some background data about immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We’ll touch briefly on concepts related to cultural competence and humility and how to integrate them into your… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Continuing Education, Public Health



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Coronavirus Update

Posted by on January 23rd, 2020 0 comments

Last updated: January 28, 2020 The WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee met last week and determined that the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak did not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) at that time. They continue to closely monitor the situation and may meet again soon. In recognition that people are… Read More »

Posted in: All Posts, Public Health



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Desperately Seeking News: Hurricane Barry

Posted by on July 15th, 2019 0 comments

Parts of the Southeast have been impacted by floods and wind as a result of Hurricane Barry however, it is impossible for us to know which of our network members have suffered loss or damage based upon news reports. If you, your library, or your organization have experienced ill effects from the storm, please share… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health

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